Tag Archives: addiction

On opiate addiction: ‘We have never seen anything like this in America’

An alarming 66,000 people died in the U.S. in 2016 from opiate drug overdoses. That number of fatalities is higher than the death tolls in the worst years for HIV/AIDS, gun violence and the Vietnam war. Those alarming numbers were ...

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The unspoken addiction

  Amazon delivers pain and suffering, but at least the shipping is free There is an addiction that will empty your bank account, alienate your friends and have you jonesing for another hit. The courts haven’t ruled it illegal. There ...

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Football season: A goodbye to social norms

Sunday marked the start of a new year. It wasn’t rung in at midnight with champagne, but rather by a 10 a.m. coffee at home, or bloody mary for those who ventured to the nearest sports bar. Ladies and gentlemen, ...

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D.A.A.W.G. program to spread alcohol abuse awareness

The Student Health Center is taking a new approach to educating Fresno State students on alcohol safety—and it’s called D.A.A.W.G.

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Addiction professionals visit campus

A 68-pound storage box full of colorful pills was displayed on campus Monday morning in front of a discussion panel – a panel assembled to help spread awareness of prescription abuse.

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‘I wish I could get more’

It has become a disturbing trend with college students to acquire pills like Codeine, Vicodin and Xanax “just to be glued to the couch,” a Fresno State student said.

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Marked by desire

ONCE YOU GET STARTED, you’ll never stop,” said the phlebotomist as she drew my blood.

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